Lately I’ve Been …

Happy Thursday, ya’ll! (Can I say ya’ll even though I’m from Wisconsin?)


Cha Cha Now Ya’ll

Heh. (:

Anyways, I saw this post while reading Ellen’s blog yesterday and I thought it’d be fun to do! I’m off of work today – Monday (YAHOO!!!) so I’m not sure how much blogging time I’ll get in.

Lately I’ve been …

Making: Plans, plans and more plans. I have quite a few big events coming up this month, next month and September (plus my Ireland trip!!) so I feel like I’m constantly making lists in my head.

Cooking: A lot of chicken and turkey meat. I started the AdvoCare 10-Day Cleanse yesterday so I’ve been trying to be good. Plus, I apparently spent $400 on food and drinks and coffees in June. WHAT?

Drinking: Spark. I’ve been allllll about that Spark life.


Grape is my new favorite flavor, followed by fruit punch (pictured above) and mango strawberry. YUM.

Reading: I just got done reading Mamrie Hart’s new book, “You Deserve a Drink” which was HILARIOUS. I also just started reading the first Harry Potter book again. I’d like to get through the whole series and when I’m working at the gym I have plenty of time to read since I can’t be on my phone or social media.

Wanting: SO MANY THINGS. I want new clothes that actually fit me. I’d like more friends to hang out with. I’d like a boyfriend. I’d like my trip for Ireland to be planned. I’d like to move to California. I’d like to start my own business. Don’t give me the option to think about things I want because this dreamer will keep on goin’.

Looking: Like a crazy person. High of 70? I’m cold now, so back to leggings and a long sleeved t-shirt. Because apparently my body is not made for Wisconsin.

Playing: This song over and over and over and over …

First of all, have you LOOKED at Sam Hunt? Hello, gorgeous. Second of all, good song.

Wasting: So much time … I’m a procrastinator when things stress me out. It’s a bad habit because it just stresses me out more.

Wishing: For the hot weather to come back! Where did you go?! Why did you leave me?!

Enjoying: The four days I have off! I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself, but I’m sure I’ll fill it up. (:

Waiting: For football season to come. I’m missing my husband.

Liking: How great I’ve been feeling lately. I was going through a funk for a few weeks and while I’m still pretty stressed out, I’ve been actively trying to live in the moment and be happy. Happiness is a choice, right?

Wondering: Where all these “good guys” are that people talk about. Apparently they’re about as mythical as a unicorn. Come to think of it, I’d rather have a unicorn.

Loving: Working out. I still have issues getting myself up early in the morning to workout, but I’ve been trying to go at night. I’ve been loving the way I’ve been feeling (and looking, to be honest). While I still need to lose weight and get my eating habits under control (I’ve been writing about that here), but my arm/shoulder muscles have been poppin’ lately. Thank God for those muscles still being there after a oh … 10-year hiatus from cheerleading.

Hoping: That my allergies or whatever is happening stops soon. I’ve been getting headaches every single day and it’s driving me nuts!

Needing: Some time to just get away or time to sit at a computer and plan my Ireland trip so it stops stressing me out.

Wearing: Lots of dresses, especially maxi dresses. LOVE. #TeamNoPants

Mirror selfie

Following: Anyone that has a dog. Seriously. On Instagram. In real life. Almost crashing my car. My dog fever is just unreal.

Noticing: How important it is not to let someone else mess with your happiness. I’m one of those people that feels everything – for myself and for others. Unfortunately I get pulled into funks because of that. I’ve really been trying to distance myself from people/things that bring me down and try to choose happiness. Granted, it’s only been a couple of days, but I’ve been smiling a hell of a lot more, so that’s all that matters. (:

Good Mood Day

Knowing: That I’m a pretty lucky lady and that’s something I need to keep in mind.

Thinking: Me? Think? About what? Just kidding, I’m constantly thinking. It’s a serious debilitation sometimes – but that’s okay. So currently I’m thinking about all of my events and Ireland. Those are my main priorities right now. And dogs. I’M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT DOGS.


Feeling: Motivated to get back on the healthy track!

Bookmarking: Basically anything that has the word “Ireland” in it. I can’t believe my trip is in just over two months! And I have nothing planned! Oh my God, I’m gonna throw up.

Opening: Up? Ha. I’ve been trying to put myself out there a bit more lately when it comes to friends, guys (sorta …) and other things in this big ol’ universe. I can be so closed off sometimes that I come off as uninterested and that’s not me! So I’m trying to let my guard down just a tiny bit. Imagine this fence as my guard. (;



Anyone else a Tim the Tool Man Taylor fan?? I miss that show.
Tell me something you’ve been doing lately! 


  1. Jordyn says:

    Love that you’re rereading the Harry Potter books (they’re so wonderful) and working on opening up a bit. I’m sorry the weather has been cold, that isn’t fun at all for summer!!!
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    • Jessie says:

      They really are and I love the kind of book where you can lose yourself and not think about the “real world” for awhile. The weather warmed up over the weekend so that was helpful!

  2. Lauren Mullikin says:

    Sam Hunt is just as delicious in his videos as he is live. He opened for Darius Rucker last year and I may or may not have forgotten I was married for a hot second… and my husband saw the concert with me #notsorry 🙂
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  3. Megan says:

    Give me your hair! I am jealous of those curls…. 🙂 That’s awesome that your trip is in two months already! I’m with you though– I tend to procrastinate when it comes to things that stress me out (a.k.a wedding stuff) and rather just not think about it/plan anything. I laughed out loud at your bookmarking one about the trip. Enjoy your four days off!!
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    • Jessie says:

      Hahah 🙂 Thanks, lady! I’m hoping that this travel agent I’ve been talking to will help me feel less stressed. Just too much to plan in the same time period between work and the trip! I did enjoy my time off – just went by too quickly! I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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